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Dave Michaels
Inducted in 1996
In the Category of
Men's Basketball
Graduated: 1979

Only three times in the 24-year history of the men's basketball program has a true guard gone out and sizzled the nets at a better than .500 clip in any one season. Two of those performances came from the same hands, those of Dave Michaels. He became the first-ever Saint to connect at such a rate with his .507 mark during the 1977-78 campaign. One year later, his shooting eye was even sharper as evidenced by his .518 report. That leaves only one question. Could Michaels have performed the trifecta or stretched the run out to four straight seasons? Unfortunately that challenge could not have been answered. Michaels came to St. Francis after splitting his first two seasons of eligibility at nearby Lewis University and then Waubonsee College. Prior to that, he was an all-state performer at Aurora Central Catholic High School. Nonetheless, two years were better than none and, in the end, it was a good thing that he did emerge at St. Francis. After all, he wound up being the second-leading scorer during his initial campaign with his 11.7 scoring average. One year later, he moved up to the top spot on the statistical charts with a 15.4 average, which led to his being the unanimous choice for the team's Most Valuable Player award. At the same time, he picked up hardware as an all-conference and all-district honorable mention choice. Michaels shot .512 during his two-year stint as a Saint and averaged 13.7 points per game. A 1979 graduate of CSF with Summa Cum Laude honors, he earned a bachelor's degree in Law & Government.

Saints Hall of Fame
InducteeYearGrad DateSport(s)
Christopher Batus19981991Football
Tom Baumgartner19941983Baseball
Lori Bayless-Pych19981991Softball
Barbara Bell19941992Softball
Julia Blair19951987Volleyball
Steve Blim19941981Men's Tennis
Nick Booras19921977Men's Basketball/Men's Tennis
Kim Brinkman19931983Women's Basketball/Softball
Dyke Buerkett19991983Men's Basketball
Lee Capista2009Men's Basketball
Brian Capodice19951988Football
Paul Chovanec20101993Baseball
Nick Cladis19931984Baseball
Diane Comer19961987Women's Basketball
Lawrence Davis19971981Men's Basketball
Jon Debus19921980Baseball
Ann Deen19961991Volleyball
Tony Delgado2009Coach: Baseball
Mike Dilger19991991Football
Nola Farley20081995Volleyball
John Fay19971988Football
Mike Feminis19961990Football
Alex Fernandez19971992Baseball
Diana Fisher19981990Women's Basketball
Colleen Fitzgerald19951985Women's Basketball/Volleyball
Ali Franzen20101997Softball; Head Coach: Softball
Diane Frericks19921987Women's Cross Country
Bill Gerrish19911975Men's Basketball/Baseball
Gordie Gillespie1992Coach: Baseball/W. Basketball/Football; Ath. Director/Ath. Chairman
Kathy Goebel19941985Volleyball
Dan Goggins20081991Baseball/Football
Bob Halberg20101975Men's Cross Country
Barney Hance19921976Men's Cross Country
Jack Hermanski2010Assistant Coach: Men's Basketball
Lee Irvin19931981Men's Basketball/Men's Tennis
Jane Karges19941980Women's Tennis
Dan Kelly19971982Men's Golf
Jim Kelly19951984Baseball
Teresa Keniley-Coccaro19931987Softball
Mike Kocinski19961987Baseball
Sheavoun Pivaronas Lambillotte19931987Volleyball
Holly Luenemann20091993Volleyball
Rich Luenemann2008Head Volleyball Coach/Assistant Athletic Director
Lisa Lukach20081992Softball
Shelli Meils20081991Softball
Kendra Horsman Meyer19981993Volleyball
Dave Michaels19961979Men's Basketball
Kurt Miller19911985Baseball
Mike Mravle20081997Men's Soccer
Sandra O'Rourke19991993Softball
John Orr1997President/Chancellor
Steve Parris2008Baseball
Julius Patterson19941979Basketball
Joel Pejkovich20091990Football
Laney Pellegrini20102003Women's Basketball
Jeff Petrovic20091997Men's Golf
Chris Prieboy19911983Women's Basketball/Softball/Women's Tennis
Pat Quigley19931981Men's Basketball/Men's Tennis
John Randich19921976Men's Basketball/Baseball
Joe Shankland19981984Men's Golf
Dave Shea19951984Men's Basketball
Donna Sniegowski19911982Volleyball
Mike Spinozzi19911981Baseball
Paul Stachowicz19981986Men's Basketball
Pat Sullivan2010Coach: M. Basketball; Ath. Director; Ath. Chairman
Bob Tomasino19911980Men's Tennis
Marcy Turek19991993Women's Basketball
Barb Watters19941979Women's Tennis
Andy Weis19991990Baseball
Nick Weis19991991Baseball
Debbie Walsh Wiseman19921987Volleyball
Jerry Witty19961981Men's Tennis
Jodi Zier20091996Softball